(Miami, FL) November 2015 - Yeelen Gallery (“Yeelen”) presents what’s INSIDE HER never dies…a Black Woman’s Legacy, a group exhibition curated by Karla Ferguson and in collaboration with Poets & Artists Magazine; on view through Art Basel Miami Beach week from November 30 to February 28, 2016. Bringing together a select group of like-minded artists, curators and cultural tastemakers, Yeelen celebrates the legacy and influence of the Black Woman.
“what’s INSIDE HER never dies…” will mark the three-year anniversary of Yeelen Gallery and will include a compelling body of 25 artist/activists including: Sylvia Parker Maier, Tim Okamura, Joseph Adolphe, Jerome Soimaud, and Numa Perrier. Yeelen’s annual Art Basel reception will be Saturday, December 5th from 10 pm-till attracting one of the largest constituencies of artists and influencers outside of the usual fair grounds; this gathering has become the ultimate expression of creativity during Miami Art Week.
“We are proud to pay homage to the beauty and resiliency of the Black Woman, we aim to continue to fight for her rights and equal respect,” said Karla Ferguson, gallery owner and director. The exhibit will present through portraiture, drawing, photography and installation, the beauty and the emotions of these heroines whom inspire us generation after generation.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 1pm join Yeelen Gallery as Karla Ferguson hosts a panel featuring six prominent activist women, whom have collectively shared the grief of losing children as a direct result of racial profiling and violence from police. Panelists include: Iris Baez, Valerie Bell, Constance Malcolm, Hawa Bah, as well as Sybrina Fulton and Kadiatou Diallo, both mothers of late Trayvon Martin and Amadou Diallo.
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More about Yeelen Gallery
Yeelen Gallery (“Yeelen”) is an Arts incubator dedicated to the promotion and expression of contemporary urban culture. Occupying more than 13,000+ square-feet of converted industrial space in Miami's storied Little Haiti neighborhood, a core aspect of Yeelen’s program includes mounting dynamic and ambitious exhibitions in its four expansive spaces; and maintaining a focus on figurative art, realism, and symbolism by employing various media such painting, photography, and drawing. Yeelen Gallery is located at 294 NW 54th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Miami Art Week Gallery hours are Monday - Sunday 10am-10pm, or by appointment. Please contact 954.235.4758 for more information, or visit the website at www.yeelenart.com.